Access to HE (Level 3)

Access to Higher Education (Science) Level 3 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT FULL TIME 2020
£3000 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT FULL TIME 2020
£3000 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview

This course is ideal for students wishing to progress to university for science-based degrees, including Physiotherapy, Radiography or Dietetics.

Access programmes entail 13 hours of direct contact time in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 19 or above by the 31st of August 2020.

You must have at least one GCSE C/4 or above in either English Language or Maths, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills (evidence of this will be required during the application cycle).

Ideally you will have both. However, if you only hold the one, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying for your Access Diploma; this will be dependent on being accepted onto a Level 2 course, either GCSE or Functional Skills.

Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.

It is also important to note that for some degree programmes you will also need GCSE Science at grade C or above.

Course Structure

You will study a range of different units across the programme, some focusing on your academic skills and some more subject specific, such as:

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Human physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Academic study skills
  • Independent research

Assessment & Feedback

You will be assessed through assignments, presentations and internally set examinations.

Attendance

Southend - 13 hours directed study per week in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.

The course runs 3 days a week, on either a Monday, Tuesday and Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Please note that course days are subject to change if required before the enrolment date.

Thurrock - 13 hours directed study per week in addition to a minimum of 13 hours independent study.

The course runs 3 days a week, on either a Monday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Please note that course days are subject to change if required before the enrolment date.

Course Cost

Advanced learner loan may be available

Adult, full time: £3000

Course fee based on 2019-20 for UK/EU students. Please note the cost stated is for 2019/20 and may increase for 2020/2021.

What Next...

You can progress to higher education programmes at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Investigation degree programme at University Centre Southend. Other common degree pathways include: Veterinary Science, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Environmental Science, Podiatry, Sports Science.